Friday, September 25, 2009

saturday nights in Ekalaka

Saturday night was one of those nights.

You know the kind I mean? The one where the air is soft, the sun is hitting the ground just right and it makes you sigh and think "life is good."

As we drove down the highway and came out of the hills and saw the sweeping vista my soul took a deep breath and relaxed. For that brief 10 mile drive, the world was all as it should be. It was just what I needed to recenter and keep going. For its the little moments that get us through it all.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

sharpened pencils and ruled paper

in honor of the bullet points, numbered lists and brief excerpts
that are now how i think, here is my life in a list:

1. I finally had a couple of days at home and thought that I could update my blog (FINALLY!). However, I came down with strep throat and felt awful. Extremely awful. Like the lowest form of awful I have felt in a long time. Finally I went to the doctor and got diagnosed. Then, since I live in the middle of nowhere, I had to wait for my meds to arrive. Finally, after 3 FULL DAYS of feeling like junk, I felt more human on Thursday. Then, since I had put off any housework or homework that called my name. Then, I felt domestic, which is often how I feel after being sick, and so I made supper. Then I was a little distracted by my dinner company for the rest of the evening ....

B. I am back in school. Oh, definitely back in school if how I have spent today is any indication! Last spring I signed up for 3 classes cause after I successfully managed 2 I thought 3 would be no problem. If I could have seen the distraction that would be thrown my way this summer while signing up I might have reconsidered! Oh well. This way I will maybe finish that much sooner. 2014 here I come!

III. I am currently listening to a song on repeat on YouTube. I get that way. I can listen to the same song over and over and over. All day. Which this song is turning into. I wish I could say it was some deep and meaningful song that really impacted my soul - but its not. It has a fun beat and I like it.

* Since I have talked to you last I have been to 5 states, reached the quarter-centennial milestone in life, been in a wedding, celebrated my 3 year anniversary of being a missionary, taken lots of pictures, lost a lot of sleep, gotten lots of hugs, gotten my soul restored by being around my soul restorers, met new people, roadtripped a lot and learned a lot about myself and God. Bit by bit I hope to reveal these things to you as well!

In the meantime, know that I have been keeping up with ya'll as much as I can and look forward to stepping back into the role of being an active participant!